French Republic


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Noun1.French Republic - a republic in western EuropeFrench Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
apache dance - a violent fast dance in French vaudeville (an apache is a member of the French underworld)
Agincourt - a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415
Battle of the Marne, Belleau Wood, Chateau-Thierry, Marne River - a World War I battle in northwestern France where the Allies defeated the Germans in 1918
Chalons, Chalons-sur-Marne - the battle in which Attila the Hun was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451
battle of Crecy, Crecy - the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War; in 1346 the English under Edward III defeated the French under Philip of Valois
Dunkerque, Dunkirk - an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
battle of Ivry, Ivry, Ivry la Bataille - a battle (1590) in which the Huguenots under Henry IV defeated the Catholics under the duke of Mayenne
Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse-Argonne, Meuse-Argonne operation, Meuse, Meuse River - an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11
siege of Orleans, Orleans - a long siege of Orleans by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429
battle of Poitiers, Poitiers - the battle in 1356 in which the English under the Black Prince defeated the French
Battle of Rocroi, Rocroi - a battle in the Thirty Years' War (1643); the French defeated the Spanish invaders
battle of St Mihiel, Saint-Mihiel, St Mihiel - a battle in the Meuse-Argonne operation in World War I (1918); the battle in which American troops launched their first offensive in France
battle of Soissons-Reims, battle of the Aisne, battle of the Chemin-des-Dames, Soissons - a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure
Battle of the Somme, Somme, Somme River - battle in World War I (1916)
Battle of the Somme, Somme, Somme River - battle of World War II (1944)
battle of Tertry, Tertry - a battle in France in 687 among the descendants of Clovis
battle of Valmy, Valmy - the French defeated the Austrian and Prussian troops in 1792 (with a famous cannonade from the French artillery)
battle of Verdun, Verdun - a battle in World War I (1916); in some of the bloodiest fighting in World War I the German offensive was stopped
French Revolution - the revolution in France against the Bourbons; 1789-1799
Bastille - a fortress built in Paris in the 14th century and used as a prison in the 17th and 18th centuries; it was destroyed July 14, 1789 at the start of the French Revolution
Maginot Line - a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border; initially considered to be impregnable, it was easily overrun by the German army in 1940
maisonette, maisonnette - a small house
oriflamme - a red or orange-red flag used as a standard by early French kings
rue - (French) a street or road in France
tricolor, tricolour - a flag having three colored stripes (especially the French flag)
Palace of Versailles, Versailles - a palace built in the 17th century for Louis XIV southwest of Paris near the city of Versailles
jeu d'esprit - a witty comment or writing
bon mot, mot - a clever remark
French - the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
bonheur - (French) happiness and good humor
haute cuisine - (French) an elaborate and skillful manner of preparing food
nouvelle cuisine - a school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream
bureau de change - (French) an establishment where you can exchange foreign money
FLNC, National Liberation Front of Corsica - a terrorist group formed in 1976 to work for Corsican independence; attacks on Corsica are aimed at sabotaging public infrastructure and symbols of colonialism
ancien regime - a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
Translations
Französische Republik
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I will give the MacNab family my best advice, as good as I gave the French Republic and the King of England--no, better: fourteen years better.
Between ourselves, the recent cases in which I have been of assistance to the royal family of Scandinavia, and to the French republic, have left me in such a position that I could continue to live in the quiet fashion which is most congenial to me, and to concentrate my attention upon my chemical researches.
All the terrors of the French Republic, which held Austria in awe, were unable to command her diplomacy.
Today the French Republic honours you for your qualities recognised by the Republic, a you have defended and honoured the values we all champion: liberty, democracy and tolerance.
Every book has a history, but that of The French Republic is particularly relevant to its structure, content, and scholarly contribution.
The French Republic must recapture its most important lost territories: alienated and fragile young people from immigrant backgrounds.
The study also reports that Muslim religious institutions and practices are increasingly displacing those of the strongly secular French Republic.
The President of the French Republic appoints all members of the Order by convention, on the advice of the Government.
President Barzani said, "The history of the Kurdistan Region and its people with the French Republic goes back a long time, and we are proud of this historic relationship.
One of the explosive devices that the suspects were carrying was addressed to the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy," a police spokesman told Reuters.
They cover the decline of legislatures, the case for specialization in reforming the House of Commons, the case for general debate in reforming the Bundestag, patterns of executive domination and difficulties adapting to a new role for Parliament under the Fifth French Republic, Parliament and nation building in England and India, and the role of the represented in policy demands and system support.
September 4 is the day emperor Napoleon III was deposed in 1870 and the Third French Republic was created.